Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City
Your home is your biggest investment, and Dan’s goal is to help you protect it.
Prior to coming to Ayers, Dan spent his career in customer service, and uses those skills to ensure his customers have a great experience and get what they want out of their project.
Since joining the Ayers team in 2018, Dan has completed extensive training in waterproofing, foundation, and crawl space repair needs, and is a Certified Waterproofing Professional through the Basement Systems International Network of Waterproofing Contractors. No matter what problem you’re experiencing with your home, he will design a custom solution using proven processes and the best products in the industry.
Dan lives in Cedar Springs, MI. He is an Army veteran and likes to watch football in his spare time.
Problems in your home can be frustrating and scary, but when you work with Dan and Ayers Basement Systems, you don’t have to do it alone.
“One of our service technicians Dan A showed up to Joyce B's house with not just skill, but with compassion. An ongoing, persistent leaking basement had worn...”Read Full Testimonial
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This homeowner had standing water in their basement so they called us for a solution. We installed the WaterGuard system which is a French drain that is designed to be installed below the floor slab to be kept out of the "mud zone", where drains can clog. The system collects water that seeps into the basement and drains it to your sump pump.
We also installed the IceGuard to the discharge line. If a discharge line gets backed up, your sump pump won't work properly in the event of water in your basement, which will make the flooding much worse. The IceGuard is a secondary escape route for the water through slotted openings if the line gets backed up.
Mike called us becuase he notcied that there were leaks in the basement walls and during heavy rain there were puddles. We installed the WaterGuard system to keep his basement dry. The WaterGuard is a French drain that is designed to be installed below the floor slab so that it is out of the "mud zone" and won't clog. The system collects water as it seems in from the walls and drains it to the sump pump. It installs quickly and has a clean finish.
This Ada homeowner had some water that was around the perimeter of her basment. Her basement was finished but since there was a water issue, she had to cut up the carpet. There was no moisture on the walls and there was no sump pump. We installed WaterGuard, a sump pump, and the IceGuard to help keep her basement dry.
We first installed WaterGuard System which is a French drain that installed below the floor. This drain collects water and drains it to the sump pump. Next we installed the SuperSump Premier Pump System to keep the basment dry even during heavy water intrusion. We installed the sump pump with the UltraSump Battery BackUp System. This ensures continued protection in the event of loss of power, if power goes out the battery kick on to remove water from the basement. If water freezes in the pipes, the water gets backed up and then the sump pump can't work poroperly causing a flood. So we installed the IceGuard which fits over the top of your discharge line to provide water with that secondary escape route.
Kevin called us because his walk ways to the house were unlevel. They had been sinking for a couple years but they were pretty bad and causing a tripping hazzard. We injected PolyLevel Foam to lift the sunken concete slabs and level out the walk ways. PolyLevel is a light weight foam that lifts up concrete slabs but strong enough to hold up under heavy loads on the pavement. It is waterproof and won't reacts with soil or moisture so that it won't wash away of degrade. The foam also has a very quick curing time of about 15 minutes so that you can walk or drive on it soon after the injection is complete.
Adina and Terry had water issues around the perimeter of their finished basement so they had to rip up the carpet. There was no moisture found on the walls or signs of water. They didn't have a sump pump to get rid of the water and they wanted to be able to use the space again. We installed the WaterGuard which is a French drain system under the floor but above the foundation to keep it from clogging. We also installed the SuperSump Premier Pump System with the added battery back up to make sure the basement stays dry for extended periods of time even when there is heavy water intrusion, even in the event of a powere outage. Lastly we installed the SaniDry XP, a basement dehumidifier that keeps dry air circulating throughout the space to keep the area dry. It is ideal for finished basements because it can be stored in a corner or closet so it is not in the way.
Mike called us about a cracked beam in his crawl space. He knew that is was a big problem and it needed to be fixed. A cracked beam could lead to the floor sagging or other structural issues that no one wants. We came to the rescue and installed SmartJacks in his crawl space. SmartJacks are installed easily with minimal disturbance and made of steel so they will last. These will lift the floor up before issues occur and they will help stabilize the home.
This Grand Rapids home has some stairstep cracks on the basement walls and the owner is worried that the support is weak. We used CarbonArmor to support the wall and make sure more cracks don't get worse. The CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System is made up of carbon fiber fabric straps, that are stronger in tension than steel, and the straps are bonded to the wall with an epoxy resin. The straps will stabilize the wall and the best part is that the system requires no exterior excavation and won't impact future basement finishing.
These Rockford homeowners get a lot of rain in their basement when there is heavy rain. They were not sure where the water comes in from and they didn't have a sump pump to drian the water. We first installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System to provide extra levels of protection. The TripleSafe has three levles which allow for the pump to still work in case of one level breaking or a power outage. We then installed the WaterGuard system which is a drain that is under the floor but above the foundation. The drain collects the water that comes into the basement and sends it to the sump pump to be discharged outside the home.
Mike had a water issue in his basement and wanted it fixed. The water was coming in where the wall met the floor so we installed the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard is a French drain system that is installed under the floor but above the foundation so that it won't clog in 'mud zone.' It collects the water that seeps into the basement through the walls and drains it to the sump pump. The WaterGuard installs quickly and is the ideal choice for waterproofing.
Mike has a partially finished basement that has water leaking where the floor and wall meet. He is looking to put the home up for sale so he needed the water issue fixed. We installed the WaterGuard French drain system to keep the water out of the home. The drain is under the floor but out of the "mud zone" where it could get clogged and collects the water that seeps into the area. The water that gets collected goes to the sump pump to be expelled outside of the home.
The Zeeland rental home had some water issues and we were called for a solution to a dry basement. There was water leaking from where the floor meets the wall in a corner of a room in the basement. The basement is finished and the water soaked 5 ft of the carpet and ow the area is squishy. There was no sump pump in the basement and there hasn't been a water issues in years.
We installed the WaterGuard to keep the basement dry. The WaterGuard is a French drain system that is installed under the floor but above the foundation to keep it out of the 'mud zone' where drains can clog. This system collects water the seeps into the basement through the walls and directs it to the sump pump. We also installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System which offers 3 levels of protection to your basement. The TripleSafe system uses a powerful sump pump set at the lowest level for normal functioning but in heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, more powerful set a bit higher in the liner will take over and in case of a power outage, our UltraSump battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level takes over.
Steve and Sonya's front porch was unlevel and they wanted it fixed. We used a light but strong foam called PolyLevel to lift up the settled concrete. The foam is waterproof so it will not wash away and it cures in a short period of time so it can be used in about 15 minutes!
Due to cracks in their walls, Kelsey and Randy were experiencing water leakage in their basement. They want to sell their house, but they can't until this issue is fixed. So our team installed FlexiSpan wall crack repair. FlexiSpan is a three part process that requires a flexible sealant, a flexible strip of foam and an impermeable membrane. These items are not affected by pressure or more movement in the walls, which is why they are better than mortar sealant or other solutions. So this system will provide a permanent fix to Kelsey and Randy's leaking walls, allowing them to sell their house.
Our team installed CleanSpace in Eddie's crawl space in order to completely seal it off from the rest of his home. CleanSpace is a plastic sheet material used as a vapor barrier to restrict all moisture, outside air, and pests from entering your crawl space. Not only does this system create an energy-efficient crawl space, but it also gives your crawl space a clean finish. This material will be applied to your floors and walls to create a sleek look and an uninterrupted barrier.
A customer called our team because he was encountering foundational issues in his crawl space. So our team installed SmartJack, a system that puts a stop to your sagging floors. Due to the moisture and soils in your crawl space, floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable. The SmartJack system provides a permanent fix to these issues by using steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.
A customer called our team because he wanted his crawl space insulated, so we insualted his rim joists. Small cracks and seams can exist around rim joists, but after insulating them all of those cracks are sealed off. Now flow is restricted keeping moisture and unwanted allergens out.
Dale had many buildings that had sinking concrete in the front so he called our team for help. We installed PolyLevel, a system designed to fix concrete slabs that have sunk. It uses a new product to lift the concrete slabs back to their original level. The new product used is a polyurethane foam that expands and has a high density in order to raise the concrete. The process is quite simple and is done by drilling small holes into the concrete and then inserting the foam into the holes. Also, the PolyLevel system is waterproof and long-lasting.
Lisa had a small crack in her basement wall that was leaking water. We installed the WaterGuard System to collect water that seeps into the basement and drain it to the sump pump to be expelled outside of the home. We also installed the CleanSpace Wall System. it keeps water vapor from passing through the wall and sends it to the sump pump. The CleanSpace also has an anti-microbial protection built in so no mold or mildew will grow.
John had one wall with huge cracks running the length of the wall and another wall that was bowing inwards. He was worried about the foundation problems in his basement so he called our team. We installed SmartJack, a system that uses steel columns, threaded rods and a solid base to address stabilization issues. Rooms above crawl spaces are vulnerable due to the moisture and soils in crawl spaces. However, SmartJack is placed inside the crawl space to secure the rooms above. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.
John had huge cracks running the length of one wall and another wall that was bowing inwards. He was worried about the foundation problems in his basement, so he called our team. We installed the GeoLock Anchor system that permanently stabilizes walls. In most cases, it can eventually straighten the wall back to its original position. The system is installed by putting heavy anchors in stable soil away from your foundation wall. This system is ideal because it involves minimal disturbance to your lawn and home.
John’s walls started bowing in his basement so he called our team. We installed PowerBrace, a foundation repair system. It secures basement walls in place and overtime it will straighten them. Often outside pressures can cause your basement walls to crack or tilt, this foundation repair system counteracts these pressures by keeping your basement walls in place. Over time, the system can be tightened to not only secure the walls in place, but to also straighten them.
A horizontal crack appeared in John’s foundation. So he called our team and we installed SmartJack. SmartJack is a system produced to halt sagging floors. Due to the soils and moistures in your crawl space, floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods, and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.
Ron has been experiencing water in his crawlspace and basement. He already has a sump pump, but it is running constantly and can't keep up with the amount of water present. Therefore, our team installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System. This system prevents flooding in extreme weather conditions and even power outages due to one of its battery powered pumps. Most importantly, this system is perfect for Ron because it can handle a high level of pumping due to it having three pumps in one pump liner.
Water began to seep through cracks in Forrest and Judy’s basement walls. So they called our team for help and we installed the CleanSpace Basement Finishing Wall System. This system utilizes a poly sheet material to completely cover basement foundation walls and act as a vapor and moisture barrier. The material is waterproof, stain resistant and can be applied over many different types of surfaces.
Due to a high water table a customer had heavy water intrusion in his basement. So our team installed TripleSafe, a sump pump system. This system provides ultimate protection against all basement leakage and any moisture problems because it has three pumps within this one system. One of the pumps is battery powered so that the system can work even during power outages.
A customer needed help preventing flooding in her basement so she called our team and we installed TripleSafe. Triplesafe is a sump pump system and has three pumps so that it can handle the highest pumping demands. Also, one of the pumps is battery powered so it can continue to pump water even during power outages. You will no longer have to worry about your basement flooding even if his electricity goes out.
Lyle was having foundational issues in his home. Floors in the living room were beginning to slant and his kitchen was starting to sink. So he called us and we installed the SmartJack system. It is a system produced to halt your sagging floors. Due to the moisture and soils in your crawl space, floors above crawl spaces are vulnerable. The Smart Jack system is a permanent fix to these issues. It uses steel columns, threaded rods, and a solid base to address any issues your crawl space may introduce to your floors. Installing this system usually takes less than a day and it provides immediate stabilization.
A customer had water flooding his basement because his current sump pump couldn't keep up with the amount of water in his basement. So he called our team and we installed TripleSafe. This system provides ultimate protection because it has three pumps in order to handle your highest pumping demands. In addition, it has a battery powered pump so that the system continues to work even during power outages.
Keyante and Charlotte wanted to make their basement into a guest bedroom. In order to do this they needed us to install an egress window and well. Egress windows and wells provide a safe exit in case of emergency so they are required in finished basement living areas. Also, most windows offer minimal protection against outside air entering the home due to poor insulation around the window. However, egress windows will help ventilate your indoor areas and prevent unwanted allergens from entering your house. In addition, these windows provide lots of natural light.